Sony VPLHW45ES vs Optoma UHL55 review

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Rating 5 5

Sony VPLHW45ES vs Optoma UHL55 comparison chart

Overall
Sony VPLHW45ES
7.3
Optoma UHL55
9
6
10

Sony VPLHW45ES vs Optoma UHL55 review

Sony VPLHW45ES
vs
Optoma UHL55

It makes sense comparing Sony VPLHW45ES vs Optoma UHL55 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, VPLHW45ES has a total rating of 7.3 out of 10 versus 9 for UHL55.

Advantages Sony VPLHW45ES over Optoma UHL55

  • Bigger projection screen size: 40-300 inch vs 30-200 inch
  • Better brightness: 1800 vs 1500 lumens

Advantages Optoma UHL55 over Sony VPLHW45ES

  • Bring the cinematic 4K UHD experience home with the UHL55
  • Lower noise level, 28 dB vs 35 dB
  • Lower power consumption, 170 W vs 310 W
  • UHL55 is HDR-compatible
  • Wireless connection enabled
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 20000 vs 4000 hours
  • More USB ports: 2 vs 1
  • Integrated speakers

Common features and specifications

  • 3D support
  • Equal HDMI connectors quantity: 2
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Common

Product

Sony VPLHW45ES
Optoma UHL55

Model

VPLHW45ES
UHL55

Brand

Sony
Optoma

Reviews

92
79

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160

Resolution abbreviation

Full HD
4K UHD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

40-300
30-200

Projection distance, m/ft

2.4 - 9.6/6.5 - 29.5
0.7 - 5.3/2.6 - 17.4

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

Brightness, lumens

1800
1500

Contrast ratio

120000:1
250000:1

Throw ratio range

1.36:1 - 2.16:1
1.2:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion

Projection system

SXRD
DLP

Noise level, dBA

35
28

Power consumption, W

310
170

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

password protection
kensington lock, password protection

Projection method

front, rear, ceiling mount, tabletop
front, rear, ceiling mount, tabletop

Wireless connection

Additional features

has not
Bluetooth, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, DLP

Lamp

Lamp type, W

225

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4000
20000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

6000
30000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
2

VGA input

1
0

Composite video input (RCA)

1
0

Audio input (RCA)

1
0

Audio input (3.5mm)

0
0

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
1

SPDIF (optical)

0
1

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

MHL

RS-232

1
0

12V trigger

0
0

USB

1
2

USB (service)

0
0

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

has not
8

Sound type

has not
stereo

Lens

F-number

2.0 - 3.17

Focal length, mm

22.5 - 47.2

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 71, horizontal +/- 25

Zoom ratio

1.6x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41
5/41

Max, C/F

40/104
40/104

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

40.6 x 17.7 x 46.2/16 x 7 x 18.2
21.8 x 13.4 x 21.8/8.6 x 5.3 x 8.6

Weight, kg/pounds

9.07/20.1
3.9/8.7

Other

Release year

2016
2018
Sony VPLHW45ES
Optoma UHL55
Sony VPLHW45ES
Optoma UHL55

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 9
  • 7.3Sony VPLHW45ES
  • 9Optoma UHL55

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